LETTERS: Far better we plant trees

Editor:

Re: Respect our tree bylaws, Nov. 27 letters.

Editor:

Re: Respect our tree bylaws, Nov. 27 letters.

I came to live in South Surrey in 1968 – 46 years ago – and with my family lived in an old, small hut on a quiet “backwater” called Semiahmoo Trail.

It was heaven.

Since that time, residents prevented onetime mayor Bill Vander Zalm from building a quasi Californian town to house 40,000 in South Surrey, and we also prevented a natural-gas storage facility from being constructed on Sunnyside Acres.

Having worked hard to keep our quiet, forested haven has not prevented the construction of vast housing developments around the 18, 20 and 22 avenues, and wood has even been used to build houses.

We all came from somewhere to find our enchanted land, whether that was the large acreages, the small holding, the 6.7 acres (in my case) or the home on the hill.

We should all be the last to complain of trees being cut; far better that we begin to plant trees on our own property.

Des Risdon, Surrey

 

 

 

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